Illinois Tollway 2013 Map Cover Art Contest
Contest sponsored by the Illinois Tollway, Blick Art Materials and U.S. Equities. VIEW THE FINALISTS
High school students in the 12 counties served by the Illinois Tollway were invited to submit original works of art based on this year's contest theme, "Remembering Our Veterans." Altogether, the Tollway received 57 entries from student artists attending 26 high schools throughout the region and 10 semi-finalists were selected for public voting.
More than 11,400 votes by the general public were recorded online to identify four finalists, with the overall winner and runners-up selected by a panel of judges including members of the Tollway Board of Directors, veterans working for the Tollway and representatives from U.S. Equities and Blick Art Materials.
In 2007, the Tollway renamed Interstate 355 the Veterans Memorial Tollway to honor the men and women who have served our country. This year's contest will honor our military by featuring the theme: Remembering Our Veterans. Our veterans are men and women of all ages and races. They are our neighbors, our parents, our grandparents and our friends.
- Grand prize winner: A $400 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials, $200 in gift certificates from U.S. Equities to use at Tollway Oasis retail shops and restaurants and their artwork featured on the cover of the 2013 Tollway map.
- Three runners up: A $200 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials and $100 in gift certificates from U.S. Equities. Runners up will have their artwork featured in the Tollway's annual report.
Students will have the month of September to complete their artwork. All students entering the contest will be recognized with a certificate.
Entries must be postmarked by October 5, 2012.
The contest is open to high school (grades 9-12) art students. See links below for all contest-related forms:
Contest News Release for school media outlets
Contest Public Service Announcement Script for school media use
Contact Dawn Rohrback via email or by calling 630-241-6800 extension 2384.